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CALYPSO CRUISE

Overview

CALYPSO CRUISE was inspired by the myth of Calypso, a character from ancient Greek legend who is also represented in the traditional Asian design of the ship. “Glamour” and “Grandeur” are the best words to characterize the Calypso. The cruise ship presents a luxurious exterior which blends harmoniously with the magnificent beauty of nature found in Halong Bay. Calypso Cruise features 12 deluxe cabins, all finely equipped and boasting expansive views from every part of the cabin, including the bathroom, to ensure you don’t miss a moment of the spectacular passing scenery.

Calypso cruise is proud of its fine dining restaurant and bar on the second deck, where you will find that the food and drinks offer a real feast for the senses.

The Calypso restaurant offers freshly-caught delicious seafood and other specialties to celebrate the fullest enjoyment of your sail-away. The combination of fine cuisine, friendly attentive staff, calm water, gentle breeze and stunning view of thousands of islets will enrapture you for a truly unforgettable experience.

As for the sundeck, this is where you’ll enjoy some of the best views in the world – panoramic, ever-changing and breath-taking. It offers the ideal space and atmosphere to enjoy sunbathing, socializing, and capturing the scenery on your camera. While doing all this you may also enjoy sipping a refreshing cocktail and gazing at the rock formations reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay, or just simply lazing in a deck chair as the sun starts to set. The choice is yours.

For those who love some adventure, Calypso cruise is a great choice! The itinerary is flexible, with options for kayaking and rock climbing on the second day of the trip. In fact, Calypso cruise offers the most comprehensive information and services for rock climbing in Vietnam! There is no better way to get high in Vietnam than rock climbing over the turquoise waters of Halong Bay, which is quickly becoming the most exciting way to enjoy this World Heritage wonderland.

Come with Calypso cruise and challenge yourself!

FACTSHEET

  • Built:                               2010
  • Renovated:                    2014
  • Design concept:            Traditional style
  • Length: 33m / Width: 08m / Height: 09m
  • Generator:                     45KVA
  • Cruising speed:             8 nautical knots per hour
  • Crew:                               12
  • Lower deck:                   08 cabins & kitchen
  • Upper deck:                   04 cabins & Restaurant & Bar
  • Sundeck:                        Tanning chair
  • Cabins:                            12 (06 Twin convertible to double and 06 Double, including 02 pairs of inter-connecting cabins)
  • Average cabin size:       12.5m2

CABIN AMMENITIES

  • Individually controlled Air-Conditioning
  • Wardrobe
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Complimentary bottled water (02 bottles per cabin per night)
  • Toilet slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Fire extinguisher

DINING ROOM

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese seafood & various international dishes
  • Breakfast: 07:00 – 8:00 daily
  • Lunch: 13:00 – 14:00 daily
  • Dinner: 19:00 – 20:00 daily
  • Sitting capacity: 30 passengers

THE DELUXE CABINS – CONFINING FINE BEDDING
Sized from 12.5sqm, all Calypso deluxe cabins are selectively equipped to confine fine bedding, and are well recognized with expansive windows to be exposed to the widest views of the bay. Acknowledging the views are constantly changing, the bathroom is also widely exposed to the views to ensure every moment of yours counts.

Inspired from the myth of Calypso and the traditional Asian design, Calypso’s deluxe cabins with shades of orange and brown brings you the coziness and harmonic space.
Each cabin includes two twin beds or one double bed that can accommodate up to two passengers.

Equipped with high quality amenities, deluxe cabins provide worry-free stays for guests with a full emergency equipment kit and fire alarm system installed in each room.

SERVICES & FACILITIES

  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Sundeck Bar
  • 24-hour Security
  • Theme Party on Request
  • Car rental service with driver
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Kayaking & Fishing equipments

SUNDECK 
There’s properly no better else in the world, as the views from the Sundeck are breath-taking, panoramic and constant-changing. The Sundeck offers ideal space and atmosphere to enjoy sunbath, to socialize, to snap great pictures of Halong Bay, to sip a refreshing cocktail while gazing at the rock formations reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay, or just simply lazing as the sun starts to set.

DINING – FEATURING A FEAST FOR THE SENSES
The Calypso restaurant offers freshly-caught delicious seafood and other specialities to celebrate the fullest enjoyment of your sail-away. Fine cuisine mingles with friendly staffs, calm water, X-breeze and stunning view of thousands of islets around for a truly unforgettable experience.

ACTIVITIES – ENRICHING THE BODY AND THE SOUL
Swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the crystal waters of Halong Bay are integral experience during your time with Calypso. Regular events like guest’s birthdays, honeymoon celebrations, Halloween, National days, Christmas, New Year and like such are well attended to ensure your fullest enjoyment and excitement during your valuable time onboard.

  • Sunrise Taichi
  • Kayaking
  • Excursion to caves, grottoes, beaches
  • Relaxing on Sundek
  • Traditional cooking demonstration
  • Rock Climbing (3 day cruise – OPTION 2)

DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)
08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12:15 – 12:45: Embark on Calypso Cruise by transfer boat. Listen to cruise briefing and receive room key.
13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso Cruise further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.
– Option 1: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village.
– Option 2: Take kayak and go kayaking by yourself with help and instruction of tour guide around the Village.
17:30 – 18:00: Return to Calypso Cruise and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set. Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck while cooking demonstration is organizing.
19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on the cruise

DAY 2: BAI TU LONG – HANOI (B/L)
06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave.
– Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.
09:30: Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
09:30 – 11:00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Calypso Cruise at around 12h00.
12:00 – 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Period from 01 January – 31 December 2019

Room Types

US$/person

Single Supplement

Junior Suite

$

$

Superior Suite

$

$

Premium Suite

$

$

PRICE POLICY

  • Children from 01 to 05 years old are FOC, sharing room with parent(s).
  • Children from 6 to 11 years old are charged 75%, sharing room with parent(s).
  • Ages of children are counted based on year of birth.
  • *** Opposite rooms, side-by-side rooms, extra mattresses (maximum 01 mattress/ 01 room) are available on request.

INCLUSIONS

  • Waiting room at Hon Gai Tourist Wharf
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Accommodation on board (twin/ double basis)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Tai Chi exercise
  • Cooking class
  • Internet on boat (Table computer with 3G connection)
  • Entrance fees
  • Welcome drink, fresh fruit
  • Complimentary a bottle water/ person in bus and in room

EXCLUSIONS

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Pick-up and transfer by private A/C vehicle or shuttle bus (30$/person)

DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)
08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12:15 – 12:45: Embark on Calypso Cruise by transfer boat. Listen to cruise briefing and receive room key.
13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso Cruise further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.
– Option 1: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village.
– Option 2: Take kayak and go kayaking by yourself with help and instruction of tour guide around the Village.
17:30 – 18:00: Return to Calypso Cruise and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set. Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck while cooking demonstration is organizing.
19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on the cruise

DAY 2: BAI TU LONG BAY (B/L/D)
06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. Enjoy a cup of coffee or refresh yourselves in Bai Tu Long majestic Bay.
07:00 – 08:00: Have breakfast in the restaurant.
08:30 – 15:30 :Discover Bai Tu Long bay by one-day itinerary on our professional day boat.
– Cruise toward Tra San, Vung Ha Island where tourists can go kayaking, and catching beautiful sights and enjoy the wild, bewitching nature with many limestone islands, lovely small beaches.
– Have lunch on our day boat at Vung Ha area.
15:30 – 17:30: Transfer back to Calypso cruise. Have dinner and night activities on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on the cruise

DAY 3: BAI TU LONG – HANOI (B/L)
06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave.
– Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.
09:30: Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
09:30 – 11:00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Calypso Cruise at around 12h00.
12:00 – 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30.

Period from 01 January – 31 December 2019

Room Types

US$/person

Single Supplement

Junior Suite

$

$

Superior Suite

$

$

Premium Suite

$

$

PRICE POLICY

  • Children from 01 to 05 years old are FOC, sharing room with parent(s).
  • Children from 6 to 11 years old are charged 75%, sharing room with parent(s).
  • Ages of children are counted based on year of birth.
  • *** Opposite rooms, side-by-side rooms, extra mattresses (maximum 01 mattress/ 01 room) are available on request.

INCLUSIONS

  • Waiting room at Hon Gai Tourist Wharf
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Accommodation on board (twin/ double basis)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Tai Chi exercise
  • Cooking class
  • Internet on boat (Table computer with 3G connection)
  • Entrance fees
  • Welcome drink, fresh fruit
  • Complimentary a bottle water/ person in bus and in room

EXCLUSIONS

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Pick-up and transfer by private A/C vehicle or shuttle bus (30$/person)